Seventy-one of the city’s top business and community leaders slept out recently and raised more than $1 million to support our youth and life-changing programs. With only a sleeping bag and cardboard, participants in our fourth annual Covenant House Executive Sleep Out spent the night on the cold pavement in freezing temperatures.
More than 10,800 Ontarian residents signed our petition urging the Province to do more to combat sex trafficking in Ontario. Twenty other community organizations lent their support. The petition asked Premier Kathleen Wynne to move to a broader, more coordinated approach to address the growth of sex trafficking in our province. Ontario has the bulk [...]
At Covenant House, we will often hear a young girl in our care recount how she was convinced or coerced by her boyfriend to sell herself for sex. Soon, he trades romance for violence and she is terrified to leave. Our four-minute sex trafficking awareness video below is a dramatization of Amy’s experience, a young [...]
Alana always knew she wanted something different for her life. But everyone she tried to rely on withdrew from her or made her suffer for their own misery. Alana’s mom was lost most days, fighting battles in her mind. She suffered from mental health challenges, so she was distant and unavailable, and she was incapable [...]
Young sex trafficking victims in our care will get more help thanks to a multi-year grant from the United Nations. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons recently awarded us a $60,000 grant over the next three years to support our work with young, [...]